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for president obama, colorado was a swing state. the people of those states have spoken and for the federal government now to come in and say, we want to quash your popular mandate, there are political risks to doing that. >> reporter: there is also some precedent from medical marijuana, which is already legal in 18 states and the district of columbia. but don't think that even medical marijuana is exempt from possible department of justice scrutiny. a case decided by the supreme court during the bush administration says the feds can go after that too. president obama also said earlier this year that we're not going to be legalizing weed anytime soon. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> joe, thank you very much. >>> egypt's president is trying to diffuse the biggest crisis he's faced. about an hour ago, mohamed morsi canceled a decree giving him sweeping powers which ignited furious demonstrations. reza sayah joins me now from cairo with more on that. reza, is it enough, will the protesters go home or is this about more than the decree. >> reporter: for some protesters, for some opposition leade
, they control the house, senate, and the governorship, even though it's a state that barack obama carried. they got this through in the house and senate, it's a big deal, a poiseen pill for the unions, they hate right to work. i think it's a smart move economically, a lot of new businesses, when looking at building new factories or plans, they will not even consider states that are right to work. so much of the growth in this country is in the right to work states. i think if it passes, and it will probably be tuesday or wednesday when we get a final vote on this, i think it puts michigan with a 10% or 11% unemployment rate, back on the map. >> and one of the highest union states in the country, did a lot to help reelect president obama, is steven correct that this actually, economically, makes sense, even if politically it seems kind of out of step? >> i go back and forth on this one. on the downside, it means slower wage growth than would have been the case. that's why businesses want this. i think steven is right. it will lead to more jobs. michigan is at a disadvantage against some of
though it's a state that barack obama carried. they got this through in the house and senate. it's a big deal, it's a poison pill for the eurounions, they h right to work. a lot of new businesses when they're looking at building new factories or building new plants, they won't even consider states that are not right to work. so much of the growth in this country is in the right to work states. so i think economically, if it passes, it will be probably tuesday or wednesday when we get a final vote on this, i think it puts michigan, a state with a 10%, 11% unemployment rate, puts that state right back on the nap. >> si stephen correct that this actually economically makes sense, even if politically, it seems kind of like out of step with the times? >> i go worback and forth on th on the down side, it goes for slower wages. i think steven is right, it will lead to more jobs, i mean michigan is at a disadvantage against some of the right to work states that are just south of it and its lost a lot of the auto jobs to places like kentucky and tennessee and indiana. and this will probably make
that it closed the opportunity for a two-state solution. >> you're the last administration that really applied pressure on this issue. do you think the obama administration should be doing more to try to press israel? >> well, i think what the obama administration needs do if they -- you know, the middle east is in chaos right now, and israel's going to be affected by that. and it's going to be affected in my view adversely by that. so i think what the administration needs to do is before more hands on and try to promote arab/israeli peace. that involves a whole lot more things than just settlements, and i think it was a mistake, for instance, for president obama in the first term to make -- fight on settlements. evan everybody in the united states don't want settlements but it was a mistake for him to go out and say no morriset morrisetteleme morrisettelement. as soon as it was push back, they caved. if you're going to take that position, you don't case. i think what's needed is a hands-on approach involved everything. not just settlements, but everything el. get the parties back to the table
teammate jerry brown jr. police believe brent was drunk when the accident happened. >>> president obama visits union-heavy michigan tomorrow. a state he won easily last month and now the center of new labor protests. the michigan legislature is close to passing a right to work law and that is not sitting well with workers in the state where organized labor was born. one of the biggest labor unions in the country, united auto workers, is firmly against the law which limits the unions' power. michigan's republican governor says he'll sign the bill if it hits his desk this week. >>> we heard from the boss of a radio station behind that london hospital prank. the joke apparently led to the suicide of a nurse who worked there. the australian network chairman calls the death truly tragic and says they're waiting for the full investigation to be complete. two australian deejays called the hospital impersonating british royals and managed to get personal information about prince william easily wife. the nurse who took the call was found dead two days later. the hospital says the deejays' prank
to be a democratic state if this keeps on? and the two state solution, it would be really extraordinarily sad. >> u you oar the last in the administration that really applied pressure on this administration. do you think the obama administration should be trying to press israel will abstain? >> i think what the obama administration needs to do is -- you know the mideast is in chaos right now and israel is going to be affected a versely by that. what i think the obama administration needs to do is become more hands on in trying to promote arab israeli peace, peace between the israelis and the palestinians. that involved a whole lot more things than just settlements. and i think it was a mistake for instance for president obama in his first term to come out and make the fight on settlements. every administration in the united states has opposed settlements because they create facts on the ground that promote opportunities for peace. but it was a mistake for him to go out and say no more settleme settlements, no more expansion settlements and the secretary of state said the same thing and the minute t
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